The question: Why is it important for someone to know their identity?
I faced this very issue in my life and if I knew then what I know now, my life would have been so much better. I am grateful for the experience and that is why I share my story, so you can gain knowledge of how to direct your life.
Do you agree we have a real identity crisis in society? We see our youth not happy with who they are and are pretending to be the next, celebrity, musician, sports star, or someone who they feel is better than them, look better than them, sing better than them, has a better life then them and the list goes on and on.
There are young people who are not comfortable with themselves and to make matters worst, they face bullying, if they deem to be different. I know what that is like, not fitting in and wishing you were different, because you think then you would be accepted.
As a child, I hated everything about myself. I was too short, too big, my hair was the wrong texture, my skin was not the right tone, I hated my name and I did not like my deep voice. Nothing seemed right about me. I would sit and daydream thinking, “If I could just be different I would be happier.”
Outside interference only added to my dilemma. I was constantly made fun of and rejected. I could not see the true me, because I was never introduced to her. I felt bad about who I was and tried to change my appearance, believing I would see myself based on what I thought was acceptable.
At that time, I did not understand that I had a unique identity; no one had ever explained to me to embrace who I was and live my individual life. I allowed myself to be physically and emotionally abused. This was my life. I only saw inside the box.
I settled, I overlooked grand opportunities, because I thought those things were for special people and I was not in that category. Even though I came from a privileged background, attended private schools and had the best of the best, that did not matter.
It took me years to finally understand, accept, embrace and appreciate who I was as an individual. Therefore, I am a strong advocate of helping people Embrace Their Self-Worth, Know Their Value and get a revelation of their unique identity.
There is nothing wrong with admiring someone who has achieved their goals and moving forward, but when a person is unhappy within themselves and tries to mimic another there is a problem there.
The mimicking sometimes goes overboard and may display some questionable and dangerous behaviors. We have to especially teach our children and encourage others that it is okay to be yourself. Everyone has value and has unique abilities to accomplish their purpose in life.
When a person comes into the knowledge of their true identity, it helps them to be focused and stops the struggling in their lives to get in touch with themselves. Have you ever heard a person say, “I have to find myself.” They say this because they do not know who they really are. That person is looking for their Inner Image.
That person who they are trying to get a clear image of, that is obstructed from their view. Seeing your True Inner Image anchors, you to move forward into your desires. Because you clearly see yourself moving, saying, doing and operating in your vision.
As a Coach, I focus on helping individuals embrace who they are and know their value. I have seen hundreds of lives transformed. I was once in their situation and it is so refreshing when a person comes into their identity.
Let me say this, “You are perfect just like you are. Learn to enhance your uniqueness, so everyone can see the beautiful person that you are inside and out. You have nothing to be ashamed of concerning your looks, sound of your voice, skin color, texture of your hair, your stature, or your name.
Hold your head up. Walk in confidence. Surround yourself with people who appreciate you for who you are. You are a priority and not someone’s afterthought. If someone does not appreciate your gifts, talents and abilities, it is not your problem; it is theirs.”